THE WHITE DEVIL
First novel by noir master Domenic Stansberry in six years. A sparse, chilling tale of a young American actress—alleged adulteress and murderer—living in the ex-patriot community in Rome. Together with her charming but troublesome brother, the young woman finds herself implicated in a series of crimes dating back to their childhood.
The novel follows the narrator's obsession with an older Italian actress and her charismatic husband. An elegant tour de force, a psychological noir driven by the erotic tension between brother and sister. A must read for Stansberry fans.
Forthcoming October 1, 2016.
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PRAISE FOR DOMENIC STANSBERRY
“(Readers) will relish The White Devil's ability to draw in both thriller and mystery audiences, anything but staid or predictable . . . more than a murder mystery: a story of Italy, obsessions, candid cultural observations, and a sense of place and confused purpose that keep readers guessing, entertained, and thoroughly immersed." Midwest Book Review on THE WHITE DEVIL
“Suspense.... Illicit Passion.... Murder.... Stansberry does it with originality, through the freshness of his imagery and the lyricism of his lament ." New York Times Book Review on THE LAST DAYS OF IL DUCE
The real thing.... Superb.... Stansberry has done it again with this gut-wrenching tale of doomed lovers Straight noir, no chaser.” Booklist
"Compelling….Equal parts contemporary crime fiction and dark, existential poetry." Publishers Weekly on NAKED MOON
"A hypnotic, compelling read. It’s one part Sopranos, another part Greek Tragedy. " Boston Globe on THE BIG BOOM
"Broodingly atmospheric… Readers will find themselves absorbed." San Francisco Chronicle on THE BIG BOOM
This gritty, noirish exercise in murder and drugs feels uncomfortably like the real thing." Publishers Weekly (starred review) on CHASING THE DRAGON
“Triumphant… a wonderful exercise in lyrical simplicity… noir in its finest form with near flawless execution and style.”
Baltimore Sun on CHASING THE DRAGON
DOMENIC STANSBERRY is the Edgar Award winning author of the neo-noir cult classc, The Confession, as well as the North Beach Mystery series, praised in the New York Times and elsewhere for its rich portrayal of the ethnic and political subcultures of San Francisco . . . more
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